Current Students - Department of Psychological Medicine

Everyone can use support now and then. If you experience times when the types and amounts of stress exceed your ability to cope effectively, reach out to Student Affairs to direct you to support services. We can help you find the appropriate services to help you cope with stress, anxiety, depression or other personal life issues interfering with your personal wellness and professional performance.

Stress Management and Counselling Services

Organisation Contact Details Description
NUS Counselling & Psychological services +65 6516 2376
University Health Center
20 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Level 2
www.nus.edu.sg/uhc/cps
CPS available to provide support for mental health concerns.  You can make an appointment or walk-in to meet with an on-call counselor or psychologist during office hours (Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm).
ULifeline www.ulifeline.org ULifeline is an online support website where you can learn more about anxiety and depression, how to manage them, and if your current experience would benefit from treatment.  You can take the anonymous self-evaluator questionnaire. Additionally, the website includes a number of strategies and tips for student wellness. ULifeline is an online support website collaborating with NUS and other universities to support students.
Singapore Police 999 Call the police for immediate help when you notice a crime, or if you or someone you know has been seriously injured or is in danger.
Singapore Civil Service Defense Force (SCDF) Ambulance 995 (24 hours) Call the ambulance in event of serious physical or psychological injury.
Community Health Assessment Team (CHAT) +65 6493 6500
+65 6493 6501
SCAPE, 2 Orchard Link
#05-05 Singapore 237978
Provides free and confidential stress and mental health assessment and referral. (Tues-Sun: 12-9pm)

Educational Collaboration

We offer clinical experiences in Psychiatry to residents from various other departments like Family Medicine, Paediatrics, Geriatric Medicine and Neurology. Clinical attachments and exchange programs with other universities are aided by tapping onto funding by potential donors.

 

The clinician educators attended the Harvard Macy course on “Essentials for Clinician Teachers”, organised by NHG from 2009 – 2011. This course helped the busy clinicians to develop knowledge and essential skills to become better teachers and educators. The course was timed to prepare clinician teachers for the migration of PG training system to one with USA-orientation and ACGME affiliation and the trainers were from the Harvard Macy Institute.

 

In order to help improve the skillsets of those who are involved in teaching and facilitating health professional students, our clinical educators could also enroll in the Certificate of Completion in Medical & Health Professions Education (CenMED Certificate Programme) offered by the NUS Center of Medical Education (CenMED). This program aims to help current and aspiring healthcare professionals and education administrators to develop relevant knowledge & skills in contemporary teaching-learning principles, strategies and to learn the underpinning theories effectively. Our Associate Consultants, Dr Lui Yit Shiang, Dr Teng Jia Ying and Dr Soo Shuenn Chiang, have been enrolled into this programme in 2013.

Research

The NUS Department of Psychological Medicine is a leader in psychological research. We engage in epidemiological cohort studies, clinical trials, neuroimaging studies, and research programmes to pave the way for empirically validated interventions, new treatment development and care models under the direction of Associate Professor Ng Tze Pin. The current major emphasis is ethical research in gerontology, mood disorders and memory disorders across the life span employing well-established community based cohorts.